A Versa-Lok retaining wall is an excellent solution for any retaining wall landscaping needs you might have. They are attractive, cost effective, durable, and can be used in a variety of landscaping applications. If you're in need of a retaining wall solution, it's an excellent idea to talk to a contractor who specializes in design and installation possibilities available to you.
The Versatility of Retaining Walls: One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to Versa-Lok is that it's a boring, utilitarian, building product. While that may have been true when concrete blocks first hit the market, it's a misnomer in today's home improvement world. Versa-Lok is available in a number of attractive styles, colors, and sizes. And, because they can be built to meet just about any retaining wall need, they can provide attractive, and functional, retaining walls in places where other masonry materials either are not an option or aren't realistic from a budgetary perspective.
How Does Versa-Lok Work? A Versa-Lok retaining wall is made of pre-cast concrete blocks that are stacked, fit together, and are further secured using fiberglass pins to reinforce the integrity of the wall. For your average homeowner, this means they can be used for just about any area and application. The flexibility of the construction means that a Versa-Lok retaining wall can work with a variety of grades, curves in your landscaping, and even meet the needs of reinforcing more demanding applications, such as providing safe water barriers from ponds, rivers, creeks, and lakes.
Easy on Budgets: For a number of reasons, Versa-Lok is an excellent building material when it comes to cost effectiveness, as well. For starters, they are easy to install because of their interlocking system. This means quicker installation using less expensive materials, saving you labor and material costs. Also, because they're made of pre-cast concrete, they are much more affordable than other retaining wall alternatives. Traditional materials, such as brick and natural stone, come with a hefty price tag. Their installation requires skilled masonry applications and a host of accompanying materials that run up the bill. In short, if you're looking for a quality retaining wall at a reasonable price, a Versa-Lok retaining wall is the way to go.
Because Versa-Lok is so versatile, they can be used in a wide number of landscape applications, making them even more attractive to homeowners. As has already been mentioned, the nature of their construction makes them suited to many applications that are impossible or too costly with other materials. Some of the common ways used today include as general landscaping retaining walls, stairways and steps, as terracing, as walls for planters or other permanent raised gardens, and as protective barriers against large bodies of water. There's really no challenge that a retaining wall can't meet.
To have a retaining wall installed, large or small, talk to a contractor experienced in this construction about design considerations, styles, installation costs, and the proper application for your specific landscape.